This text is written for wide audience. It covers concepts and skills that are used by managers to propose, plan, secure resources, budget, and lead project teams to successful completions of their projects. The tex should prove useful to students and prospective project managers in helping them understand why organizations have developed a formal project management process to gain a competitive advantage.
Our emphasis is not only on how the management process works, but more importantly, on why it works. The concepts, principles, and techniques are universally applicable. That is, the text does not specialize by industry type or project scope. Instead, the text is written for the individual who will be required to manage a variety of different organizational settings. (Project Management: The Managerial Process 7th Edition; Erik W. Larson, Clifford F. Gray; McGraw-Hill Education ; Preface: Page x)